Kenyans in Baringo County have been having it rough thanks to the drought that visited the area like a thief in the night. Some have been unfortunate as the circumstances in the area have led to their demise. Other countrymen who cannot help but look on have been angered by the recent fundraising event that the deputy president attended on Saturday at Sambirir girls. William Ruto and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen in the backyard of starving Kenyans, launched an ICT and Resource Center funded by the government. In the event, a sum of 18M was raised for the project which will cater for the revamping of the recently launched center.
The puzzle remains, how does a newly launched center have obsolete computers? Well, after pictures surfaced online of the new ICT center, Kenyans questioned the logistics and that is when a fundraiser was held in order for the deputy president to save face.
What still angers Kenyans is the slow response to the drought situation that is rocking Baringo County. A section have even dared the Deputy President to donate some of his money to the people affected if he wants to redeem himself ahead of the 2022 elections. Some residents in Baringo County have died as a result of hunger related complications with thousands facing starvation.
In a country that billions are lost in scandals every dawn while a section of Kenyans stare at death one wonders, are we in the right direction?